Studies show that whole-body vibration (WBV), a form of exercise that is less strenuous, may help in controlling diabetes, especially for people who find it difficult to exercise. One of the best ways to combat diabetes is by engaging in physical activities. It has been proven that exercise can support your body in controlling your weight and blood sugar level. Along with proper nutrition, regular exercise can increase insulin sensitivity and support the restoration of normal glucose metabolism by decreasing body fat.
A lot of people struggle to engage in any physical activity because of laziness, but WBV training only involves standing, sitting, or lying on a machine with a vibrating platform. Research suggests that it is capable of enhancing glycemic control in type 2 diabetic patients. It also shows that the whole-body vibration training can help relieve the diabetic peripheral neuropathy gain. Moreover, it has been proven that WBV training is helpful in the enhancement of gait and balance with type 2 diabetic patients. It leads to loss of sensation, position awareness of the feet and dizziness. Scientists suggest that it can also make the muscles contract and relax as it transfers energy through the body. As a result, it may improve blood sugar control as it strengthens the muscle mass. It is a low time-consuming exercise that has the same effects as aerobic exercise that is why it considered as a good alternative for type 2 diabetes patients. The WBV training fuels the metabolic system the same way as aerobic exercise.
While it has been proven that WBV training is good for type 2 diabetic patients as it effectively increases blood flow, decreases the weight and waist circumference and reduce the percentage of fat, it is important to check with your doctor before performing the training.